[ lej-i-tim ]
/ ˈlɛdʒ ɪ tɪm /
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noun Roman and Civil Law, Scots Law.
the part of an estate that children or other close relatives can claim against the decedent's testament.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also le·git·i·me [li-jit-uh-mee]. /lɪˈdʒɪt əˌmi/.
Origin of legitim
1350–1400; Middle English <Latin lēgitima (pars) the lawful (part), equivalent to lēgi- (stem of lēx law) + -tima, feminine of -timus adj. suffix
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Example sentences from the Web for legitim
On the marriage of both of your children a certain sum was paid down and accepted in full of legitim.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Nobiles enixi eam rogare, ut proferat nomina eorum qui hoc detulere: cogatque illos accusationem legitim ac palm adornare.History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain.|William H. Prescott